Posted 6/13/2014 8:39 PM (GMT -7)
I just happen to see your post about disability. My best advice from first hand experience. If you think you have a case, engage the best disability attorney you can find. They work on contingency, and you owe them nothing unless your case is settled favorably. Even then, in most states, their "cut" is limited by a percentage by law.
I learned this the hard way, when I fought and won my SSD case, due to complications from dealing with prostate cancer, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, etc.
I wasted 2 years of my own time fighting them, getting multiple denials. Turned it over to a good lawyer, she got it settled in less than 6 months, and SS had to pay me back to day one.
If I were doing it all over again, would have been at the lawyer's office even when I first filed. They know the system, and a good lawyer will know up front if your case is winnable or not, and can save a lot of trouble and grief to you.
Age: 61, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries